The College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University:
Is the largest of the WMU academic colleges
- Delivers about one half of the total WMU student credit hours.
- Offers 70 majors and 70 minors.
- Has 358 tenure-track faculty in 26 departments. Find our faculty in the Pivot national database and in Scholarworks.
- Has close to 4,000 undergraduates with approximately 55 percent women and 10 percent minorities.
- Enrolls more than 1,000 graduate students with approximately 50 percent women and 10 percent minorities.
- Has granted more than 80,000 degrees since 1956.
Creates a challenging and intellectually vital learning community
- Engages students and faculty alike in a continuing discourse.
- Provides a focus for being active, informed, productive, creative, open-minded and ethically responsible citizens in a complex, multicultural and rapidly changing world.
- Has an 11:1 student-faculty ratio.
- Houses 44 Registered Student Organizations offering multiple opportunities for students to get involved in a variety of areas -- from academics, to service, to hobbies and more.
Cultivates engaged, global citizenship
- Provides high-quality education in the liberal arts from world-class researchers and teachers—bridging the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
- Creates, discovers and disseminates scientific, humanistic and artistic knowledge and expression.
- Fosters intellectual engagement and continuous discovery and learning.
- Has 18 faculty-led study abroad trips across 15 countries.
*Statistical data as of December 2016.